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Document Details


Title: Reminiscences of Walter Bishop
RLIN number: NXCP87-A26
Document type: Oral history
Accessibility: Free Only
Repository: Columbia University. Oral History Research Office
Collection: Popular Arts Project, Part I
Description: Early life; career as a songwriter; "The Devil Sat down and Cried"; situation of Negroes in music business; blues, jazz, bop, country and western; Tin Pan Alley; changing styles in popular music; relationship between publishers and songwriters; Songwriters Protective Association, song sharks.
Extent: Transcript: 39 leaves
Restrictions: Access: Open. Permission required to cite, quote, and reproduce. Contact repository for information.
Original Language: English
Time span: Not indicated ... to 1958 (Year of interview)
Speaker: Bishop, Walter
Speaker gender: Male
Speaker occupation: Songwriter
Document date: 1958
Interviewer: Franklin, Joan; Franklin, Robert
Topics discussed - ASP terms: African Americans--Songs and music; Composers; Oral history
Topics discussed - Other terms: Bishop, Walter; Music, Popular (Songs, etc)--Writing and publishing
ASP release: 2005-06
Document code: OHI0018008-13451